Indiana reports 2 additional COVID-19 deaths at New Castle prison

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Posted at 7:15 AM, Sep 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-24 07:15:28-04

INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Department of Corrections reported Wednesday two more inmates at the New Castle Correctional Facility have died with COVID-19. Six inmates at the New Castle prison have died with the coronavirus in September.

The total death toll from the novel coronavirus among offenders and staff members at Indiana prisons now stands at 28, according to the IDOC.

Statewide, 26 offenders have died with confirmed or suspected cases of COVID-19. There have also been two state prison staff members who died after testing positive for the virus.

According to the IDOC numbers, there have been tests administered to 2,138 staff members with 469 positive cases. There have been 5,129 tests administered to offenders with 1,200 positive cases.

To date, eight inmates have died at Plainfield Correctional Facility, seven at New Castle, six at Westville, four at Pendleton and one at Miami.

Westville has the most confirmed cases of COVID-19 among inmates at 229 and staff with 115, according to IDOC.

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